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Hawaii’s Backyard: Get set for the 18th annual Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show

  • COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                Examples of malachite, chrysocolla and azurite might be seen at the Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show.

    COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE

    Examples of malachite, chrysocolla and azurite might be seen at the Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show.

  • COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                As in years past, jewelry and other merchandise made from rocks and minerals will be available for sale at this year’s show.

    COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE

    As in years past, jewelry and other merchandise made from rocks and minerals will be available for sale at this year’s show.

  • COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                Eggs and spheres made from a variety of minerals, including onyx and malachite.

    COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE

    Eggs and spheres made from a variety of minerals, including onyx and malachite.

  • COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                These augite crystals are from Oahu. In the rest of the world they are much bigger but often rather dull. Local augite is exceptionally shiny, which adds to the beauty. It is painstaking to find them, and it is laborious to pick them up (you have to kneel down). Finding a thimble-full is a successful search.

    COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE

    These augite crystals are from Oahu. In the rest of the world they are much bigger but often rather dull. Local augite is exceptionally shiny, which adds to the beauty. It is painstaking to find them, and it is laborious to pick them up (you have to kneel down). Finding a thimble-full is a successful search.

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